For “Down and Out in the South,” Banning has photographed 42 homeless men and women in Atlanta, Ga.; Columbia, S.C.; and in the Mississippi Delta. While not the first to photograph modern society’s outcasts, his approach is new. Eschewing caricaturizing depictions, Banning places his subjects in a studio setting without their stereotypical belongings, focusing instead on their individuality — on who they are rather than what they are.
The electronic book features an Introduction by James Swift and an Artist’s Statement. It also features 11 interview fragments (sound) + 3 fragments from video documentary.